Title: The Hamilton apportionment method is between the Adams method and the Jefferson method
Authors: Lauwers, Luc ×
Van Puyenbroeck, Tom #
Issue Date: May-2006
Publisher: Inst operations research management sciences
Series Title: Mathematics of operations research vol:31 issue:2 pages:390-397
Abstract: The Adams apportionment method is the only divisor method that consistently favors small districts relative to the Hamilton method. The Jefferson method is the only divisor method that favors large districts relative to the Hamilton method. These statements hold for the Balinski and Young [3] interpretation of "favoring small/large districts," and for the partial "majorization ranking" introduced by Marshall et al. [7]. As such, Hamilton is positioned in between Adams and Jefferson.
ISSN: 0364-765X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Econometrics, Leuven
Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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